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Breed Requirements

German Shorthaired Pointer

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Congenital Cardiac Database

  • OFA evaluation - Exam by Cardiologist required

Hip Dysplasia

  • OFA Evaluation - OR
  • PennHIP Evaluation

Eye Examination by a boarded ACVO Ophthalmologist

  • Results registered with OFA - OR
  • Results registered with CERF

Cone Degeneration

  • Optigen test results registered with the OFA.

Elbow Dysplasia (Optional)

  • OFA Evaluation

Autoimmune thyroiditis (Optional)

  • OFA evaluation from an approved laboratory - It is recommended that the test be repeated every two years.

von Willebrand's Disease (Optional)

The following CHIC requirements for GSPs will be changing effective May 1, 2014: Cardiac - the minimum age will be raised from 12 to 24 months Elbows - will become required

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*Note – In addition to the breed specific requirements above, a CHIC requirement across all participating breeds is that the dog must be permanently identified via microchip or tattoo in order to qualify for a CHIC number.

All OFA Applications are available at http://www.offa.org/applications.html. Applications may be filled out online.